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Doreen's first book, Flowers In Needlepoint Lace is available to buy through this website - go to our Residential courses page for more details.
Doreen Holmes
Doreen Holmes
As a full time primary teacher, Doreen began Bobbin Lace making in 1984,
when three eleven-year-old girls wanted to learn the craft. That was when she met Nenia Lovesey. A friendship developed and she was taught Needle Lace by Nenia, who revived this craft in the UK. Doreen produced her first piece of work to be included in Nenia's first book.

Doreen began teaching Needle Lace and wrote her first book, Flowers in Needlepoint Lace (aimed at beginners) in 1987, followed by two subsequent books: Needlepoint Lace in the Town and Needlepoint Lace in the Countryside. Unfortunately these books are now out of print but you can purchase copies of the revised first book, through this website, go to Residential courses

Teaching Needle Lace and Stumpwork, has for Doreen, now become a full time hobby, teaching in the UK (including a class of nine year olds), Belgium and in Canada. She has exhibited work in Finland, Canada and at the Zele Needle Lace school in Belgium. She was taught Stumpwork or Raised Embroidery, by Barbara Hurst many years ago.

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